Nothing says masculine like a scruffy beard – but did you know there were health benefits also to be derived from growing facial hair.
We bring you the seven benefits of growing beards.
1. Prevents Skin Cancer
Researches shows 95 per cent of UV rays from the sun are blocked by beards. Besides keeping the sun out of your face, this is also important as exposure to UV rays can cause cancer.
2. Reduction of Asthma And Allergy Symptoms –
If you suffer from pollen or dust allergy or even asthma, facial hair actually help by working as a filter and prevent the allergens from settling.
3. Stay Young, forever –
With lesser sun exposure, you can actually continue to look younger – unlike the guys who do not go for beards.
4. Stave off Illness –
So it might be summer now, but when it gets biting cold during fall or winter – the beard will keep you warm and can actually help you battle colds as well.
5. Reduce Infections –
You never have to worry about bacterial infections, ingrowths and folliculitis (infection of the hair follicles, causing spots) with a beard. These infections are occupational hazards of regular shaving.
6. Blemish Free Skin –
When you do not have ingrowths, razor cuts and other such skin problems, you have a blemish-free skin. Keep the beard and the great skin, and forget about little nicks and cuts on your face.
7. Natural Moisture –
The hair keeps wind and cold air out, helping your skin battle dryness. Also the sebaceous glands help keep your skin moisturized better when you have a beard, because there is no way you are getting the moisture out of the beard.